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Before the service, hundreds of Christians were protesting in the street, chanting slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems as though unknown assailants attacked the protestors, firing birdshot and throwing Molotov cocktails at the mourners and the cathedral grounds. Some protestors...
Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II praised the Armed Forces for not having been tainted by extremist thoughts or acts of rebellion. The Pope considers the armed forces to play the main role in protecting the nation from any outside interference. During a dialogue issued by the security forces on...
Al-Dustūr printed an interview given to Al-Hayat radio by Pope Tawadros in the run-up to Easter and following the attack on the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo earlier this month.  He spoke about the attack on the Cathedral, the response of the President and the interior ministry and the impact of this...
Sohag Investigation Department revealed that a high school student is behind the mysterious murder of a mother and her three children at their home in the village of Kushh in Dār al-Salām. Additionally, investigations reported that the sister of the victims helped the defendant. The girl had agreed...
Banī Swayf security forces strengthen their presence in the city of al-Wāsṭā, south of Banī Swayf, in front of Coptic sites following the announcement of a march to be held after Friday prayer today (Apr. 26), using forty formations fearing the re-eruption of clashes seen in Khusūs. The march comes...
Pope Tawadros met with the Minister of Culture, Dr. Muhammad Sābir 'Arab and the Minister of the Environment Dr. Khālid Fahmī just as the yesterday (Apr. 25) he received the Minister of Information, Salāh 'Abd al-Maqsūd, and the Minister of Tourism and President of the Radio and Television Union,...
The Minister of Interior, Muḥammad Ibrāhīm, said that the Cathedral incident aimed to drive a wedge between the Church and the police. Ibrāhīm, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and the UAE ambassador to Egypt, offered their condolences to Pope Tawāḍrūs on Wednesday night (...
Pope Tawadros received condolences from the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Interior for the victims of the al-Khusūs and Cathedral. The Church invited President Mursi to attend Easter Mass on May 5, but the question is whether Mursi will respond to the invitation personally after the Presidency...
The Coptic Orthodox Church has begun preparing for Easter celebrations amid concerns surrounding the invitation of government officials to attend the celebrations in the light of recent attacks upon the Church. Archbishop Sergius Sergius, Deputy of the Patriarchate for Administrative Affairs, said...
Head of the Misdemeanor Court, Counselor Tāmir 'Abd al-Wanīs, decided to allow appeal hearings for Samuel Subhī and 'Atif 'Awad, whom are accused for causing the clashes at al-'Abbāsīyyah Cathedral during a funeral for the victims of Khusūs incident (Mustafá Harbī, al-Dustūr, Apr. 25, p. 2). Read...
Papal sources stated that a meeting will be held between Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II at al-'Abbāsīyyah next Tuesday (May 2, 2013). The source also mentioned the possibility of including President Muhammad Mursi (Mursī), in discussions surrounding...
The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR)'s fact-finding committee issued a report about the attack on Saint Mark Cathedral in al-'Abbāsīyyah. The report highlighted that up till now, according to the prosecution, there are no suspects in the incidents, despite filing more than 45 reports from...
Below is the full texts of foreign newspapers reports about clashes occurred at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Egypt.
THE scenes shown Sunday night on Egyptian television channels from Abbesseya Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, epitomise what many Egyptians view as a nightmare: a crowd of Muslims attacking the biggest church in the country with rocks and Molotov cocktails, as the police...
In a Jesuit-run magazine in 1957, Rev. J.J.W. Murphy recalled a meeting with a Christian priest in Egypt ten years prior. "I was surprised then at what he told me of Muslim hostility to Christianity and of the possibility that persecution would break out," Murphy wrote. "Now I know that his...
Sectarian violence struck Egypt again on Friday, April 6, as at least four Christians and one Muslim were killed in an incident in Khusūs, in the governorate of Qalyubia, to the north of Cairo. Clashes continued on Sunday, and spread to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Cairo, where a...
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